Geology 220 Earthquake Preparedness Press Release

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You are the Director of Earthquake Preparedness for Los Angeles. You have been tasked with writing a press release educating the public on earthquake preparedness.

Prepare a 525- to 700-word press release that includes the following information:

  • Descriptions of hazards associated with earthquakes in Los Angeles
  • Origin and causes of earthquakes
  • The role of seismographs and other tools used to study the Earth's interior
  • Relation of earthquakes to plate tectonics and faults in Los Angeles
  • Historical disasters associated with past earthquakes in the LA region
  • Potential of future earthquake events and safety precautions that individuals can take

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Running Head: GEOLOGY

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Geology
Institutional Affiliation
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GEOLOGY

OUTLINE
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GEOLOGY
Reference
Dahlquist, M. P., West, A. J., & Martinez, J. (2017, December). Debris flows associated with the
2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Horalek, J., Cermáková, H., & Fischer, T. (2015, April). Earthquake statistics, spatiotemporal
distribution of foci and source mechanisms as a key to understanding of causes leading to
the West Bohemia/Vogtland earthquake swarms. In EGU General Assembly Conference
Abstracts (Vol. 17).

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Running Head: GEOLOGY

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Geology
Institutional Affiliation
Date

GEOLOGY
Los Angeles has been in the headlines a couple of times due to earthquakes. How can her
residents be ready for the earthquakes? The question haunts hundreds of thousands of the
residents in the area. With great hope, I believe this press will shed light on every resident in Los
Angeles. It is essential to be aware of some to the thing...


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